The Afghan armed forces cleared five villages in Balkh district of northern Balkh provinc einflicting casualties on 23 Taliban militants.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces cleared Arghandab, Wazirabad, Salarzai, Naghara Kol and Talwa Villages of militants during the operation Shaheen-204.
The statement further added that the Air Forces also supported the security defense forces during the operations.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the Afghan armed forces killed at least 3 militants and wounded 20 others during the operations while 7 motorcycles of the militants confiscated.
In addition, the Afghan armed force discovered and defused an improvised explosive device which was planted by militants in Salarzai village.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.